Coloring Her Way Through School: Esther, Alienated to the Borders


  • Williams-Boyd Pat Professor, Eastern Michigan University


colorism, border identity, poverty, race, special needs


Using a biopsychosocial lens, this single case study of Esther, exposes a broad contextual dimension of special needs children, those often thwarted by racism, colorism, and poverty and tainted by the low expectations of parents and teachers alike.


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